Classes and Events

We are currently offering Zoom virtual classes and support groups. For offered Zoom sessions, registration is required and registered attendees will receive a class link at least two hours prior to scheduled class time. To learn more and register for an event or class, please click here unless otherwise noted in class description.

Featured Events

Fortunately, most skin cancers are curable when detected early. Please join Jack Jacoub, M.D., oncologist and medical director of the MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center, and Tien Nguyen, M.D., dermatologist, for a complimentary skin screening. Registered guests will receive appointment details and instructions via email 24 hours before their scheduled appointment times.

In-Person Event by Appointment
Orange Coast Medical Center 

Wednesday, Oct 6, 5 – 8 p.m.

Join Devin K. Binder, M.D., Ph.D., board-certified neurosurgeon with B.E.S.T. Center, medical director of the MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center, as he discusses MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS), a groundbreaking treatment option for those with an essential tremor or tremor-dominant Parkinson’s disease. 

Zoom Session
Monday, Oct 25, 3 – 4 p.m.

Join Richard Reitherman, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of breast imaging at the MemorialCare Breast Centers at Orange Coast Medical Center and Huntington Beach, as he discusses the importance of annual screening mammography.

Zoom Session
Thursday, Nov 4, 5 – 6:30 p.m. 

Wig Bank and Prosthesis Center at Orange Coast Medical Center

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free support resource offered to all womenFree support resource offered to all women undergoing cancer treatment and experiencing hair loss, including:  

  • One free wig and head covering per patient  

  • One-on-one consultation with a trained volunteer for fittings  

  • Finding a wig that fits your style  

  • Suggestions and helpful hints for using wigs, turbans and scarves

For the eighth year in a row, readers of The Orange County Register have chosen Orange Coast Medical Center as a Best Hospital in Orange County. 

Orange Coast Medical Center Named a Best Hospital in Orange County

 

Adults of All Ages

Smoking Cessation Classes – 
Sail Away From Smoking Towards Health

This eight-session course will be taught by certified facilitator and oncology nurse navigator, Robin Philips, RN, M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N. For more information about smoking cessation, please call (714) 378-7650.

Spine Surgery Pre-Operative Education Class
Zoom Session
Tuesday, Nov 30, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 2, Jan 13, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursdays, Oct 28, Dec 16, Jan 27, 4 – 5:30 p.m. 

Learn what to expect before, during and after spine surgery. Those considering spine surgery may also attend to learn more. Please call (714) 378-7264 to register.

Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class Zoom Session
Mondays, Oct 11, Nov 15, Dec 20, 2 – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan 18, 2 – 4 p.m.
Fridays, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 10, Jan 7, 10 a.m. – Noon 

In this pre-operative class, you’ll learn what to expect before, during and after joint replacement surgery. Those considering joint replacement surgery may also attend to learn more. Please call (714) 378-7264 to register.

Evidence-Based Nutrition Cancer Prevention Recommendations
Zoom Session
Tuesday, Dec 7, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Join dietitian Crystal Vila, R.D., C.N.S.C., C.L.T., as she discusses nutrition awareness, healthy eating options, food and beverages to avoid, and new additions to incorporate into a healthy lifestyle.

 

Rehabilitation Services

For more information about any of these services, please call (714) 378-5095.

Physical and Speech Therapy Services 

Specialized, individualized care for patients with neurologic and orthopedic problems and lymphedema.

Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation

Dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and falls will be assessed and treated accordingly with vestibular and balance exercises and activities. Click here to listen to an informational podcast by Mitchell Tsurudome, P.T.

Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer rehabilitation consists of physical therapy, speech therapy and swallow (dysphagia) therapy.

Cognitive Therapy Services

Cognitive therapy addresses difficulties with thinking and memory.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

This program helps people with chronic lung disease gain better control of their breathing and improve their overall quality of life.

Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation

Physical and speech therapists treat the impairments associated with Parkinson’s disease.

 

Group Support

Virtual Better Breathers Club 
Select Wednesdays

This support group is for people with chronic lung disease and helps people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases. Click here to register for an upcoming virtual meeting. 

Bereavement Virtual Support Group

First and third Wednesdays of the month, 
3 – 4 p.m.

This support group provides a safe environment to help individuals who are grieving due to the loss of a loved one. For additional information and assistance, please contact Sarah Wuu, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., at (714) 378-7146.

 

Cancer Care and Support

Look Good Feel Better Virtual Workshop 

Please visit here, scroll down to where it
states
“More Virtual Workshop Topics”, and select “Sign Up” for an upcoming session. When you register, please note OR92708 under the “Site Referral Code” field. Please call (714) 378-7600 for more information.

Women’s Cancer Care Virtual 
Support Group
Second Thursday of the month, 
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

This special group provides educational information, supportive discussions and more for women at any stage of their cancer care or treatment. For more information, please call (714) 378-7146.

Cancer Care Virtual Support Group
Fourth Thursday of the month,
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

This special group provides educational information, supportive discussions and more for individuals at any stage of their cancer  care or treatment. For more information, please call (714) 378-7146.

 

Parenting and Childbirth

Online Maternity Tour

Expectant parents have the opportunity to view the Childbirth Center and receive information about parking, visiting hours and security.

Online Childbirth Series 

This five-part series prepares the expectant mother and her partner for the laboring process, pain management options, hospital procedures and more. Click here to view the online five-part series.

Breastfeeding
Zoom Session

Thursdays, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, Jan 27,
6 – 9 p.m.

This class helps prepare new moms for breastfeeding in the days following birth. 
For parents delivering at Orange Coast 
Medical Center.

Infant CPR Safety
Zoom Session
Thursdays, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9, Jan 13, 6 – 9 p.m.

This class includes information about car seat safety, household safety, drowning prevention, infant CPR, choking and more.

Baby Care Basics 
Zoom Session

Thursdays, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan 20,     6 – 9 p.m. 

This class includes newborn characteristics, behavior and caretaking.

Breastfeeding Consultation: In-Person Private Session
Monday – Friday, afternoon sessions by appointment only

This complimentary one-hour private breastfeeding consultation helps prepare a new mom during the postpartum period. For more information and to register, please call (714) 378-7612.

Vietnamese Breastfeeding Consultation: Private Session
Monday – Friday, afternoon sessions by appointment only

This complimentary 90-minute private breastfeeding consultation helps prepare a new mom for breastfeeding during the postpartum period. For more information and to register, please call (714) 378-7833. To access a pre-recorded online class, please click here.

 

Parkinson's Support

For more information about the following classes and support groups, please 
call (714) 378-5022.

Parkinson’s Disease Virtual Support Group
Third Thursday of the month, 10 – 11 a.m. 

This group is designed to provide patients and their families with education on Parkinson’s disease and a time to share and learn with our fellow Parkinson’s community.

Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) 
and LOUD Crowd®
Zoom Session

Evidence-based, clinically proven physical  and speech therapy by licensed therapists certified in the Parkinson’s Wellness  Recovery (PWR!) and Parkinson’s Voice Project (SPEAK OUT!®) techniques.

Young Onset Parkinson’s Virtual 
Support Group
First Thursday of the month, 6 – 7:30 p.m. 

This group offers support to those who are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and under the age of 60.

Parkinson’s Caregiver Virtual Support Group
Second and fourth Wednesdays of the 
month, 11 a.m. – Noon 

This group is designed to help caregivers come to a better understanding of  Parkinson’s disease. 

Steps Forward – A Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Class
Zoom Session
Tuesdays and Fridays
Session 1: 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Session 2: 10 – 10:30 a.m.

This motivating and supportive class focuses on strengthening, stretching and balance exercises. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

 

Screenings and Prevention

CT Lung Cancer Screening

Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung screening may detect disease early, when treatment may be more successful. To schedule screening and check for eligibility, please call (714) 378-7650.


Criteria for screening (Must meet all three):

  • Age between 55-77 years old

  • Have smoked one pack per day for 30 years or longer

  • Currently smoking or have quit within the last 15 years

 

For Seniors

Women’s Health
Zoom Session
Thursday, Oct 21, 3 – 4 p.m.

Yen H. Tran, D.O., board-certified OB/GYN with MemorialCare Medical Group at Orange Coast Medical Center, will discuss women's wellness, including important screenings and disease prevention strategies. 

Essential Tremor: There Is Hope!
Zoom Session
Monday, Oct 25, 3 – 4 p.m.

Join Devin K. Binder, M.D., Ph.D., board-certified neurosurgeon with B.E.S.T. Center, medical director of the MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center, as he discusses MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS), a groundbreaking treatment option for those with an essential tremor or tremor-dominant Parkinson’s disease. 

Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms
Zoom Session
Wednesday, Oct 27, 11 a.m. – Noon

Join an emergency medicine clinician at Orange Coast Medical Center to learn more about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, as well as when to seek emergency medical care.

Emotional Wellness
Zoom Session
Thursday, Nov 18, 3 – 4:30 p.m. 

Join Sarah Wuu, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., to learn 
about what emotional wellness is, as well as how to maintain and improve emotional wellness.

Healthy Holiday Eating
Zoom Session 
Thursday, Dec 16, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Enjoying the holiday season often includes sharing delicious meals with others. Join Janet Jin, M.S., R.D., C.N.S.C., a clinical dietitian at Orange Coast Medical Center, to learn how to make healthier food choices over the holidays.

Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement Zoom Session
Thursday, Jan 20, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Mitchell Tsurudome, P.T., and Casey Jackson, P.T., physical therapists at Orange Coast Medical Center, will discuss practical ways to improve balance and help prevent falls.

Medicare Education Zoom Sessions With MemorialCare Medical Group 

Please call (714) 640-7158 to register for an upcoming session. For a complete listing of MemorialCare Medical Group Medicare sessions, please click here.

MemorialCare Surgical Weight Loss Center

Please call
877-HEALTHY (432-5849)
for more information about the program or to speak with one of our coordinators.

Surgical Weight Loss Virtual 
Support Group 
Select Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Support meetings for patients who have undergone surgical intervention for treatment of clinically severe obesity. Please call (714) 378-7622 for more information.

 
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